Missouri Lawmakers Ban Gender Reassignment Surgery, Treatments For Minors

Missouri lawmakers passed a bill May 10 banning certain types of medical or surgical gender reassignment procedures for minors who identify as transgender, as well as a measure blocking transgender student athletes from competing on sports teams opposite their biological sex.

Transgender Interventions Pose Serious Medical Consequences for Minors, Says Surgeon

A former U.S. Navy surgeon with experience in reconstructive surgeries for combat-wounded troops, Deacon Patrick Lappert of the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama, recently shared with OSV News his insights on transgender interventions for children. Deacon Lappert, who speaks nationally on this topic, warns that gender reassignment poses grave risks to both body and soul.

Bishops Back Trump on Transgender

The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees praised President Donald Trump’s repeal of the Obama administration’s directive on transgender access to bathrooms.

Federal Judge Blocks HHS Transgender Regulation

A federal judge in Texas Dec. 31 blocked a regulation by the Department of Health and Human Services requiring Catholic hospitals and health care providers to perform or provide gender transition services.